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Old 02-19-2010, 05:22 AM   #1
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Wifi - Where to Enter Security Password?


Wifi is secured by a password (WEP I think) at my friend's house. We don't bother with security on ours at home because we're waaaaay out "in the sticks" and have no concern about neighbors "stealing" our wifi.

But when I go to my friend's house, I can't use her wireless because there doesn't seem to be any screen for entering the password (and I've clicked right and left all over the network icons and menus - maybe just not seeing it?). Her network is detected, but I can't connect.

I've heard that wicd is "friendlier." Is there a way to find the screen to enter the password in the standard Mepis 8.0.12 network manager or should I try wicd?

Thanks,
Robin
(newbie to Mepis, converted from Xubuntu and loving it so far!)
 
Old 02-19-2010, 07:10 AM   #2
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In the Network Assistant, there should be a wireless tab where you can select the encryption method.
http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.p...work_Assistant
 
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:45 AM   #3
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I'll try that and post again after I've had a chance to see if it works. Thanks very much!

-Robin
 
  


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